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Minutes of the PSN Executive Council Meeting

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF PAKISTAN SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS (PSN) HELD ON 16.05.2020 BY VIDEO CONFERENCING ON MICROSOFT TEAMS
 
A meeting of the executive council of Pakistan Society of Nematologists was held on 16.05.2020 by video conferencing on Microsoft Team at 11.00 am. in the committee room of the department. After recitation from the “Holy Quran” by Dr. Farman Ali, the meeting started under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Tariq Mukhtar. The following members attended the meeting:
 
Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro
Patron-in-Chief & Ex-President 
 
Dr. Tariq Mukhtar
President
 
Dr. Muhammad Ismail Bhatti
Vice President-Federal Capital Area
 
Dr. Muhammad Shahid
Vice President-Punjab
 
Dr. Erum Iqbal
Vice President-Sindh
 
Dr. Farman Ali
Vice President- Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
 
Dr. Abdul Mubeen Lodhi
General Secretary
 
Dr. Raees Ahmed
Joint Secretary
 
Dr. Sabhooi Raza
Permanent Secretary/Treasurer
 
Dr. Nasira Kazi
By special invitation

Item No. I

To offer condolence on the sad demise of Dr. Shahina Fayyaz and Dr. Muhammad Qasim Khan

Resolution No. I :
 
The Executive Council offered condolence on the sad demise of Dr. Shahina Fayyaz and Dr. M. Qasim Khan. May Almighty Allah put their soul in comfort and peace and give strength to their families to bear this untimely loss. Ameen. The Executive Council highly acknowledged the services of Prof Dr. Shahina Fayyaz for the cause of education and research in general, and for Nematology in particular. Dr. Shahina was very kind, humble and brave lady. She served National Nematological Research Center meritoriously towards new dimensions and new peaks. For PSN, she was highly committed and devoted leader, working day and night till her death, for the promotion of science of Nematology as well as PSN. We are all highly indebted to Dr. Shahnia for her unforgettable services.

Item No. 2

To acknowledge the services rendered by last Executive Council of PSN

Resolution No.2:

The Executive Council highly appreciated and acknowledged the services of the last EC of PSN. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro (Ex-President) also welcome the new body and thanked all the members of the last body for their dedication.

Item No. 3

Development and issuance of PSN newsletter, dedicated to Dr. Shahina Fayyaz

Resolution No.3:

Resolved that a special issue of PSN Newsletter will be issued at the earliest, which is dedicated to Dr. Shahina Fayyaz. Dr. Saboohi Raza and Dr. Erum will look after this matter.

Item No. 4

Writing of obituary for Dr. Shahina Fayyaz and submission to different journals

Resolution No.4:

Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro informed that an obituary submitted by him has already been published in Journal of Nematology, the official journal of the Society of Nematologists. Moreover, senior colleagues are requested to write and submit the obituary for Dr. Shahina Fayyaz for journals published from Pakistan like Pakistan Journal of Nematology, Pakistan Journal of Botany and Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology.
 
Item No. 5
 
Amendment/modifications in PSN bylaws as decided by the last PSN General Body
 
Resolution No.5:
 
Resolved that Dr. Abdul Mubeen Lodhi will finalize the PSN bylaws in consultation with Dr. Saboohi Raza and Dr. Tariq Mukhtar. The same will be presented in the next meeting of Executive Council of PSN for finalization and approval.
 
Item No. 6
 
Issues related to PJN
 
Resolution No.6 :
 
The Executive Council thoroughly discussed many issues related to the Pakistan Journal of Nematology and resolved that:

  • Prof. Dr. Saleem Shahzad will be the Managing Editor of PJN in place of Dr. Shahina Fayyaz
  • As soon as the paper would complete all procedural requirement (reviewing, proof reading, composing, publication fee) it will be available online with doi number.
  • All colleagues are requested for early review of PJN papers.
  • All colleagues will provide names of foreign reviewers of reviewing PJN papers.
  • Efforts should be initiated to switch PJN on Open Journal Systems (OJS).
  • Dr. Erum and Dr. Nasira Kazi informed that they have already submitted the proposal to HEC for PJN recognition.

Item No. 7

Appointment/Selection of five Councilors as PSN bylaws

Resolution No.7:

Resolved that members of EC will sort out names of potential councilors. These names will be presented and approved in the next meeting. Emphasis should be given that the nominate person from such organization who lacks presentation in present EC.

Item No. 8

To discuss the mechanism to recognize the contribution of Dr. Shahina Fayyaz and Dr. Maqbool Ahmed in the field of Nematology e.g. Gold Medal, Scholarship etc.

Resolution No.8

After thorough discussion, it was resolved that to salute the contributions and services of Dr. Shahina Fayyaz and Dr. Maqbool:

 

  1. A laboratory at NNRC will be named after Dr. Shahina Fayyaz
  2. A Seminar Hall at NNRC will be named after Dr. Maqbool Ahmed.
  3. A fund will be established for the issuance of Gold medal with the name “Dr. Shahina Fayyaz’ which will be given every year to young scientist (age limit: 40 years), who have outstanding contribution in the field of Nematology.
  4. For this purpose, a committee comprising of senior scientists will be constituted.
  5. Dr. Saboohi Raza will open the separate bank account for this purpose or maintain separately the collected funds from rest of PSN and PJN.
  6. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro informed the consent and committed support of family of Dr. Shahina Fayyaz for this fund and gold medal.
  7. The issuance of Dr. Maqbool Gold medal is conditional with the consent of Dr. Maqbool Ahmed family.
  8. At this time the following contribution to this fund was announced by the EC members

 

Name

Amount

1.

Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro

100,000.00

2.

Dr. Tariq Mukhtar

15,000.00

3.

Dr. Muhammad Ismail Bhatti

20,000.00

4.

Dr. Dr. Muhammad Shahid

10,000.00

5.

Dr. Erum Iqbal

10,000.00

6.

Dr. Farman Ali

10,000.00

7.

Dr. Abdul Mubeen Lodhi

10,000.00

8.

Dr. Raees Ahmed

10,000.00

9.

Dr. Sabhooi Raza

10,000.00

Total

1, 95, 000/=

 

9.  In this regard, all members of Pakistan Society of Nematologists are requested to contribute generously in this fund. It will not only the way offer tribute to Dr. Maqbool Ahmed and Dr. Shahina Fayyaz, but it will also encourage our youngsters.

At the end Dr. Tariq Mukhtar, President PSN and Dr. Abdul Mubeen Lodhi, General Secretary thanked all the members for their valuable time and inputs.

 

Dr. Abdul Mubeen Lodhi

General Secretary

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. A laboratory at NNRC will be named after Dr. Shahina Fayyaz
  2. A Seminar Hall at NNRC will be named after Dr. Maqbool Ahmed.
  3. A fund will be established for the issuance of Gold medal with the name “Dr. Shahina Fayyaz’ which will be given every year to young scientist (age limit: 40 years), who have outstanding contribution in the field of Nematology.
  4. For this purpose, a committee comprising of senior scientists will be constituted.
  5. Dr. Saboohi Raza will open the separate bank account for this purpose or maintain separately the collected funds from rest of PSN and PJN.
  6. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro informed the consent and committed support of family of Dr. Shahina Fayyaz for this fund and gold medal.
  7. The issuance of Dr. Maqbool Gold medal is conditional with the consent of Dr. Maqbool Ahmed family.
  8. At this time the following contribution to this fund was announced by the EC members:
  9.  

 

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